Texas Trio Pleads Guilty to Conning Florida Convicts

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Con jobs are a lucrative staple of today’s crime culture but this one is unusual, even by South Florida standards: The victims of the con were convicts themselves: More than 20 inmates were duped into paying millions for bogus promises of reduced prison time, the Miami Herald reports. A trio of confidence artists from Texas pleaded guilty to pretending to use informants and law enforcement to help federal . . .

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